Monthly Archives: February 2016

Book Review: Ghostwriter’s Anonymous

Ghostwriter Anonymous (A Jake O'Hara Mystery)Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, the first I’ve read by this author. The story revolves around a group of ghostwriters who’ve formed a group called Ghostwriters Anonymous to help them in their lives of anonymity.

Members of the group start to be killed and Jake, one of the members of the group, tries to figure out who. The story is about her sleuthing while trying to keep from being killed herself.

I loved the character of Jake. She’s smart and funny. The book has other really colorful characters including Jake’s mom and Gypsy Rose.

If you like a fun mystery that will keep you guessing until the end, this book is for you. 🙂

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Beauty Secrets from a Clown

I’ve spent the past couple of days hanging out in the Safety Station with the Tulsa Fire Department at the Akdar Shrine Circus promoting my platform of concussion safety for kids.


It’s a circus  so, of course, there are clowns. I love clowns. So happy and fun! 

The first clown I met and actually spoke to was Noze. We had a deep discussion about lipstick. Because, you see, he has the most fabulous, sparkly, red lips!

I asked him, “So where do you get your lipstick?”

He looked at me as if he was sizing me up. Trying to decide, should I tell her? Finally, he responded, “I make it myself.”

“Really? How do you do that?” I asked him, with excitement. I really need to have some of that lipstick and couldn’t wait to learn how to make it.

“Well,” Noze said, “I use red lipstick, then I put glitter glue on top of that, and then add red glitter.”

Hmm…. I was thinking. Glitter glue. Glue????

“So how do you get it off? How long does it take?” I asked him.

“I just use baby oil. It takes me an hour to put my face on but it takes me one minute to get it off.”

Whoa! That’s incredible! I was completely intrigued and clearly better informed for having had this conversation with Noze. Now, I’m off to buy some glitter glue. 😀

Book Review: Liar

LiarLiar by Rob Roberge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a hard book to read. I was interested because I’ve recently become a concussion awareness advocate and Rob Roberge suffers fro post concussive syndrome along with addiction, bi-polar and who knows what else.

The book is told in a fragmented way. Snippets from different periods of time all jumbled up. At first, all I could think about what how in the heck am I going to review this book. It is messed up. But then I realized that a real person with these disorders would probably think this way and it became easier to read.

The narrator thinks he’ll eventually lose his mind. He feels bad, a lot of times, for his crazy behavior and doesn’t like to share it with people because he fears their reaction. I became extremely sympathetic to his character.

It’s a tough book to read but it grew on me the more I read.

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